Adult Books

Amen to That!
The Amazing Way the Bible Influences Our Everyday Language

By Ferdie Addis

Subject: Motivational
paper-over-board | 176 pages | 5 3/16 x 8
US$14.99 | CAN$16.99
Publication Date: 2013-10-17
ISBN: 9781621451075
EBOOK: 9781621451082

This fascinating, fun-to-read collection reveals hundreds of familiar centuries-old expressions that originated from the Bible—and the stories behind them.

Many people have been quoting from The Bible for centuries, not knowing the origin or significance of these timeless expressions. Amen to That will delightfully shed clarity on how a collection of ancient stories, written in three languages over the course of a thousand years, has had such an impact on the way we speak today. Through intriguing stories and riveting tales of epic battles and acts of betrayal to miracles and beyond, you’ll quickly discover the meanings behind such familiar phrases as:

  • A drop in the bucket
  • All things must pass
  • As old as the hills
  • Bite the dust
  • Eat, drink, and be merry
  • The powers that be
  • Woe is me

Amen to That is a wonderful look at the gripping storytelling and cultural wealth to be found in the world's best-selling book, as well as a fascinating insight into our language.